Building materials are among the most significant things you will consider when thinking about building your home. This is because the building material you choose will affect the strength, durability, aesthetic appeal, and even cost of building the house. For this reason, you have to be extra keen on the material you want used for the construction of your house. Stone, brick, concrete, and timber are some of the common building materials you may choose from. [Read More]
Convincing the neighbours to give back some land
It can be a hard topic to bring up with neighbours if you think that your shared fencing may be laid incorrectly and that they may have inadvertently gotten some of your block on their side of the fence. This can lower your property value as well as limiting your usable space (both day to day and for any future renovations). Here are some tips to help you investigate if this may be the case and how to rectify. [Read More]
Concrete Moisture Mitigation: What Are the Signs of Concrete Moisture?
Moisture-related problems in concrete structures are among the most common, costly and troublesome problems that you will face as a property owner. Moisture problems stem from the inability of concrete mixtures to dry to the normal moisture levels during construction. These problems may go unnoticed after the construction, and you will only find out after your flooring has been extensively damaged. However, if you know what to look for, you can identify the early signs of concrete moisture and remedy the problem. [Read More]
Why Construction Contractors Carry Out Site Analysis Before Constructing New Buildings
Most often, people see new buildings being put up in different parts of Australia, but very few have a clue about the extensive site studies that are carried out onsite before actual construction work can begin. These site studies are called site analysis. For those who don't know what site analysis is, here's a run-through of what it helps assess. Soil information Because buildings stand on soil, construction companies must first determine if the soil at the proposed construction site is suitable for the proposed project. [Read More]